Illinois: Danville amends zoning ordinance in anticipation of expanded gambling

Illinois: Danville amends zoning ordinance in anticipation of expanded gambling

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  • Jennifer Bailey, Commercial-News
August 17, 2022 9:51 PM
  • Jennifer Bailey, Commercial-News

    Attempting to address possible future gambling expansions and allow more locations, the Danville City Council Tuesday night approved a text amendment to the city’s zoning ordinance for definitions and uses by a 13-0 vote.

    City officials have said this is in anticipation for when the Illinois General Assembly does further expansion of gaming activity that would be regulated by the Illinois Gaming Board.

    Casino is added to the definitions, defined as: “A facility with a main floor level of at least 10,000 contiguous square feet that is authorized by the Illinois Gaming Board to conduct gambling games pursuant to the Illinois Gaming Act.”